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and sludge into the ocean off u.s. shores. unless you worked aboard a ship you probably don't have any idea what any of this is or what it does. these are cell phone pictures taken by a crewman aboard the merchant vessel arhona. it shows how a 103-foot hose was bypassed a storage system to dump 6, 000 gallons of oil into the ocean. >> if you think about what is going on here you've got a ship out in the middle of the ocean at night turning a valve that releases this pollution overboard. it's extraordinarily difficult to detect. >> reporter: it got detected because of this note. a filipino crewman slipped this to a customs inspector after the ship docked in our area. the note says the crewman was ordered by the chief's engineer to dump the hose. the coast guard, epa and other federal agencies acted quickly and were able to seize the equipment used to bypass the normal waste oil system. >> the phlange would go in the hose here where you take your clamps, put the clamps over the hose, slide the phlange and tighten the clamps down to secure it. so nothing would leak. around the area. >> then it
it cas coming from buckets. many of you have sent us pictures. scott humphrey sent australia picture. by the way that's not a reel dog, don't worry. he has sandbags by his car port ready just in case and check out this back yard swimming pool scott now has. hopefully the waters have started to come down just a little bit. as always, we thank you for sending in your photos, if you have pictures you can send them to us 24 hours a day at pix at wmar.com. let's get to lie net charles with your first forecast. lynette, how is it. >> still looking not so good. finally we had a bit of a lull but now starting to pick back up and have heavy rain bands, yellows and reds so we're going to be in it as we go through the overnight hours, then it's going to start to move out of here but in the meantime we're watching the water, the flooding situation, and all is the wind gusts, 40 plus miles per hour, tornado watch until 7:00 p.m., we have a flash flood warning until 6:15:00 p.m., and then the rainfall up to 4 to 10". i think along the coast the bay area we're going to definitely be seeing those 10
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